Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Sue | 2009-08-20

Q.

Size of baby

Hi

My LG is 8 months old, weighs 9.3kg but is 75cm long. I am a little bit concerned, as I am not over feeding her at all. I myself am 6foot tall and not overweight, so i am sure this is genetic - but i really am worried about her future height. Please could you let me know if this is all ok or if i should be worried.

Thank you

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your baby girl is truly exceptionally tall and her height is way above the top line on the infant growth chart. Her weight is also far above the average for her age.She is obviously following a family growth pattern and if she remains on her present growth pattern she will be more than 6 foot tall when she is fully grown

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